Dec 21, 2006 12:19pm
Re: Top ten Live shows attended Non-Dead/Top ten live Albums of all time
Hawkwind! Great band, need to hear more of 'em.
Hot Tuna - Double Dose... that's one of the few live shows I attended that was recorded for a live album.
It was free to get in to the taping of DD for anyone with a stub from the previous night at the Temple Beautiful.
It's been a long time since I've had that double album. I remember thinking at the time that Hot Tuna were a notch better the 1st night.
Is it the solo in "Wish You Would" on DD that hits the stratosphere?
I was at the Golden Gate Park taping of "Sons of 1984" - Todd Rundgren had us singing the chorus, and that was mixed with the live NY audience singing it in Central Park.
Don't know if they've released the early show of Jimi at the Berkeley Community Theatre (1970) - I barely made that show... car broke down on the Bay Bridge off ramp.
"A Night at the Fillmore" (July 7, 1986) - taped for HBO (released on dvd yet?)
was okay, but the highlight believe it or not (for me) was waiting in line, as Bill Graham walked around talking to people (but I was left on the cutting room floor, probably because some guy jumped in as I was reminiscing with Bill with his "hey man, remember me? I'm gonna reopen the Avalon!" chalkboard scrapings...
That's pretty much it. I'd love to include some of the gigs I helped Jesse Block videotape (JB directed Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater, John Cipollina Electric Guitar Slinger)
such as the March 1987 Fillmore artists' rights benefit with Cipollina playing in 3 bands that night and the 1989 Flamin' Groovies reunion (well, Roy and Cyril backed by Alec Palao and the Sneetches), the Chocolate Watchband 2001 reunion...
which sit in limbo, waiting on the shelf... along with the GG Park Jefferson Airplane reunion, Garcia interview footage... a huge archive of pro-qual vid (no thanks to me, a born hamateur)
Other favorite live albums:
Pentangle - Sweet Child
Kinks - Everybody's In Show Biz (recently expanded) (also, Live at Kelvin Hall)
Got Live If You Want It by the Rolling Stones (even better perhaps - are the UK EPs with live '60s Stones tracks like "Movin' On"
The Other Half (great though artificially live)
The Seeds - Raw and Alive (")
The Monkees - Live in 1967 (they really could play - kinda)
Beatles - Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Plastic Ono Band - Peace Live in Toronto (side one anyway!)
13th Floor Elevators - Live 1966 Avalon Ballroom (also live in Texas, 1966)
The Byrds - Live at Fillmore East 1969 (with Clarence White)
What I collect besides audio rarities are loads of '60s (and choice '70s, etc).
TV shows and whatnot with live or semi-live performances by beat bands the world over.
Like to think I've got a cutting edge collection with some clips/shows even more advanced archivists of similar nuggets don't have yet.
It can't all be Dead?
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